Stadshuset - City Hall, Stockholm

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    Ceiling of the Council Chamber

    by sim1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Ceiling of the Council Chamber, Stadshuset


    The part of the Council Room that I really loved was its ceiling. The ceiling is beautiful and it gives you the impression of being in a Viking long-house instead of being in a Council Room. The colours are great, and the ceiling itself is so high! The effect of the beams together with the paint effect make this feeling even stronger. I have no clue how high the ceiling is, but it seemed like at least 10 metres to me.


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    The "Golden Hall" in the Stadshuset

    by sim1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I guess they left the best and the most spectacular part of the tour for last; it's time to see the GOLDEN Hall! This room will without a doubt trigger lots of ooooh's and aaah's! It is an amazing room to enter into, the gold glitters everywhere, and your eyes need some time to get used to this luscious display of gold and decorations.

    The glow of the room is warm because of the golden colour and the nice soft lighting. And the design is nothing I have seen before, with mosaics covering all sides of the room, not a spot is being left uncovered. I don't know if I can the "Golden Hall" breathtakingly beautiful, but amazing and spectacular it is for sure!!! The Golden Hall contains the amazing amount of over 18,000,000 mosaic pieces, all made of glass or gold.

    Being in this room, you almost forget about the purpose of it. The hall is a banquet hall and has room for up to 700 people to sit down. The Hall is dominated by the "Queen of the lake Mälaren" on the northern wall. On the left and the right side of this huge mosaic, there are scenes from the East and the West. It is just amazing to see how a huge mosaic like this was made out of tiny pieces of glass and gold.

    Taking pictures in the Golden Hall isn't so easy. You're allowed to use a flash, but the flashlight will reflect against the golden surface and give annoying bright spots. Without the flash the room is too dark, and the picture will get blurry. So a steady hand is handy for taking pictures in the Golden Hall. Hahaha, the best remedy is to take lots of pictures! Some will turn out good for sure :-)


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    The tower of the Stadshuset

    by sim1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The tower of the Stadshuset


    Besides taking a tour through the Stadshuset it is also possible to go up the tower. The tower is closed in wintertime though, and maybe that is not surprising in these weather conditions ;-) From the tower you have a beautiful view over Stockholm, so it's something I will certainly do on one of my next visits to the city.

    It's not that clear in the picture because of all the snow, but on the top of the tower you can see the "Three Crowns" or in Swedish "Tre Kronor". This sign is a copy of the one on the old castle "Tre Kronor". This sign of the 'three crowns' is often used as a Swedish symbol. It is for instance the symbol for the Swedish ice hockey team and you can also see it on the backside of the 50 öre coin.

    The Tower is open daily from May to September and also Saturdays and Sundays in April, from 10.00-16.30. Adults 20 SEK, children under 12 free of charge.


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    The modern city hall

    by Raimix Updated Mar 4, 2011

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    This picture is cut from the postcard

    It is a modern city hall looking at other old towns. This red building was constructed in 1923. Maybe the outside view is not so beautiful, but it looks very differently inside with lot of decorations.

    Nobel winners are innaugurated at this town hall.

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    City hall

    by ruki Updated Dec 6, 2010

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    This is the main symbol of Stockholm. 101 councillors are appointed following general held at the same time as the parliamentary and county council elections. City Hall is frequently used for the yearly Nobel Banquet. You can visit the halls of the City hall- Blue and Golden Hall with guided tour. In the summer you can also visit the City Hall Tower, that has a fantastic view of Stockholm.
    Admission for 2010 (April-October). Adult: 80 SEK
    November – december Adulet. 50 SEK
    The only way to visit this place is by taking guided tour.

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    Relax by the City Hall

    by gugi66 Updated Jan 18, 2009

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    The City Hall of Stockholm is one of the most beautiful and well known buildings in the world and the most exclusive ballroom in Stockholm, frequently used for e.g. the yearly Nobel Banquet. Behind the brick walls, several different activities take place.

    The City Hall is known for its hospitality, its unique art treasures, magnificent banquettes and an intriguing history attracting close to 400,000 visitors a year.

    From the City Hall, which is the main symbol for the capital of Sweden, the City of Stockholm is being governed. Around 200 politicians and civil servants have their offices in this building.

    DONT MISS MY VIDEOS OF CITY HALL

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    Stadshuset

    by Rupanworld Written Oct 20, 2008

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    The stadshuset is the City Hall of Stockholm from where the entire city of Stockholm is administered. It houses many offices. It is one of the tallest structures in the city with it's tower rising 106 meters high above City Hall from where one can have an arial view of the city. There are 365 steps through a narrow passage and it takes quite an effort to go up, but is well worth the effort. Also there is an elevator that goes halfway up the tower. The city hall has an exclusive ballroom in which the yearly Nobel Banquet is held. It is one of the most visited buildings in Stockholm. Civil marriage are also organised in the city hall.

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    City Hall Tour

    by angiebabe Written Aug 9, 2008

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    Not only impressive on the outside and as a great location for views across the waters and to the old town of Gamla Stan I would recommend taking a tour of the opulent and interesting interior - famous for its venue of the Nobel Peach Prize awards (lavish affairs!).

    An extended tour time meant there was an additional tour being held at 4pm which was great for me - whereas hadnt been added onto any info available from the Tourist offices info. But about hourly normally during the summer they are held and take up to about 45 minutes.

    Giving you loads of information - the building does look like its amazingly old but is not yet 100 years old! Made of materials from around and to symbolise Stockholm - including the beautiful marble and granite.

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    Outside the gates of City Hall

    by gugi66 Written Jul 29, 2008

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    If your thirsty or just want to take a ice cream and cool of. Then go to the little ice cream place just outside the gates of City Hall.

    You can buy a tourist map of Stockholm in several languages and souvenirs here, but i recommend that you buy souvenirs some place else! They are overcharging here.

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    Nice Resting Spot, and camera opportunity

    by seasonedveteran Updated Apr 11, 2008

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    This place is suburb during the summer months. I even had the rare chance of seeing sunbathers in a seemingly beachless city. But this city, like stockholm, is impeccable; beautiful people, great water side avenues in the summertime, vintage architecture.

    I discovered a beach! Picture three; walk along a trail called Norr Malarstrand due west starting at the Town hall tower for 10 minutes, and you will finally reach a great outdoor sunbathing area and frisbee throwing with a vendor for ice cream and such. Enjoy that area, but keeping going shortly on Smedsuddswagen street along the water, and you will reach the beach of wonders! This was just what we were looking for in between the sometimes stressful city touring.

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    The Nobel Prize City Hall

    by parisanglo Updated Mar 31, 2008

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    Stockholm City Hall (Stadshuset) is an impressive redbrick structure dating from the 1920s. It is situated on Kungsholmen island and the building is famous for hosting the annual Nobel Prize ceremony. The tower is 348 feet (106 metres) high. In the summer, from April to September, the tower itself is open to the public and the view from the top is quite beautiful. At the foot of the tower there is burial monument (cenotaph) dedicted to the founding father of the city of Stockholm - Birger Jarl. The cenotaph features a dazzling gold statue of a reclining Mr B.

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  • Climb the stairs

    by evajuk Written Mar 12, 2008

    Don't miss out on the fantastic view from the tower of Stadshuset. If you go during the winter season it might be closed, in that case. Head in a completely different direction and go to Kaknäs tornet which is open all year round.
    Both towers offer a fantastic panoramic view of Stockholm but are based in very different parts.

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    City Hall

    by bijo69 Updated Oct 17, 2007

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    Stockholm's impressive City Hall was built from 1911-23 in National Romantic style and turned out 3-times more expensive than planned.
    You can visit it with a guided tour in Swedish or English for 60 SEK. The tour takes about 50 minutes and you'll see the beautiful "Golden Hall" and the hall where the Nobel price banquet is held. The 106m high tower can only be visited during the sommer months, it was already closed for the season when I was there in October.

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    The Town Hall

    by MikeAtSea Updated Aug 9, 2007

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    The town hall officially opened in 1923 and reminds of the Tre Kronor Palace in the old city. One can go to the top of the 106 meter tall tower by lift and enjoy a spectacular view over the city of Stockholm. This is the building where the Nobel Price Celebration dinner is held. (All except Peace)

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    City Hall

    by accook Written Apr 6, 2007

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    This was probably my favorite place to visit. It was so pretty and had a great view of the city. Don't miss the sarcophogus on the outside of the building. My friend and I took daily walks through the city, and we would stop here every time. Some of my favorite pictures were taken here. Also, the bridges right next to City Hall are good for pictures of the city.

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